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Synonyms: Wind-Up Type, Numa, Marsh, Chico, Mushroom Hunting, Sanshouuo, Salamander, Touge no Inu, The Dog of the Mountain Pass, Uwasa no Bushi, Ondoru Koya, Ondoru House, Gensenkan Shujin, Master of the Gensenkan Inn, Oba's Electroplate Factory, Screw-Style, The Stopcock
Japanese: ねじ式
English: Nejishiki
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 14
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 24, 1965 to Jul 30, 1984
Genres: Avant Garde Avant Garde, Drama Drama
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Garo
Authors: Tsuge, Yoshiharu (Story & Art)


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1. Nejishiki (Screw-Style)
2. Numa (Marsh)
3. Chico
4. Hatsutakegari (Mushroom Hunting)
5. Sanshouuo (Salamander)
6. Touge no Inu (The Dog of the Mountain Pass)
7. Uwasa no Bushi
8. Ondoru Koya (Ondoru House)
9. Gensenkan Shujin (Master of the Gensenkan Inn)
10. Chouhachi no Yado
11. Ooba Denki Mekki Kougyou-sho (Oba's Electroplate Factory)
12. Yoshiboo no Hanzai
13. Shounen
14. Aru Mumei Sakka


The one-shot Nejishiki is considered Tsuge's most famous work and has become a key example of avant-garde manga. It was first published in English as The Stopcock in the scholarly journal Concerned Theatre Japan, 1971 (Vol. 2 #2). The one-shot was again published in English as Screw-Style in the American magazine The Comics Journal, February 2003 (No. 250). It was adapted into a PC-9800 game in 1989.

Ooba Denki Mekki Kougyou-sho was published in English as Oba's Electroplate Factory in the avant-garde alternative comics magazine RAW, May 15, 1990 (No. 2). Drawn and Quarterly released the entire collection in English on October 3, 2023.

Japanese film director Teruo Ishii adapted Gensenkan Shujin and Nejishiki into live-action films, which were released in 1993 and 1998, respectively.


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Apr 26, 2019
I'm not really sure if I can write a review for these short stories, since they are highly experimental works that can easily go over someone's head, including mine. I should also mention that, even if I have read most of the stories that are listed both in this volume and in "Akai Hana" (which will most likely be also included in this review), not all of them were printed in my country, and I don't know if they are available outside of Japan. So, I haven't read everything yet, but seeing that at the moment of writing this the only other review is a ...
Jun 10, 2008
Preliminary (1/14 eps)
Mod Note: This review was initially posted for the one-shot, Chico, and was subsequently merged into Nejishiki.

It doesn't have, or, it might be a day, and then weeks later. I didn't really saw the time line, or something it would guide me through. It just the little sudden events that are shown.

Its not fine, the characters doesn't seem to have been drew with effort... Except for the little bird I guess...

It's really short, and because of that they cant really show the true face of the characters, but they tried, and it sucked, they make you say:
"...o...ok? why is this here? this doesn't have ...

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